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This magazine was the first national periodical devoted to the growing microcomputer "scene" in New Zealand. As it doesn't focus on one particular model or market, the pages are interesting historical snapshots of what was happening at the time.

The first issue was published in September, 1982. Those that were here at the time will recall that this was also the era of "Muldoonism". The economy was tightly controlled and import duties and sales taxes were high. Hence microcomputers, as well as being new and exciting were EXPENSIVE!

The magazine starts at a time when there was no Internet. Networking was being explored in places like schools but it was at the very early stages. In fact, there was a big debate about what schools should be doing about microcomputing! Awareness was growing of the "really useful" computing tasks like word processing, spreadsheet, database use and communications, but machines capable of these things (once optional extras like drives and printers were added) were beyond the financial reach of most enthusiasts. Although the winds of change were starting to blow, businesses in the main still relied on larger mini-computers for their number crunching and the typing pool at the office was still existence.

The IBM-PC had already been released in North America and was selling like hot cakes, but it had yet to be released here.

The emphasis of the early issues then is on the hobbyist. Many of the articles are contributed by keen users, many of them teachers and academics, who were buying these machines simply to understand and explore what this technology was all about. Reading them now, many of the contributions have a charm and innocence, which says something of the time. There is also optimism, and excitement of what the future could hold regarding these engaging machines.

These issues were scanned and described by Terry Stewart.

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In Volume 4, Issue 4, along with news, editorial comment, book reviews, letters, club contacts and a glossary, you will find... PC manufacturing in Taiwan The U.S. database The Source explored The way ahead for diverse operating systems Review of the Commodore C-128 Review of the Matell Aquarius Review of the Hewlett-Packard HP 110 Software review - B-Graph for the Commodore 64 Unraveling strings in 6502 machine code A minimal database in BASIC (cont...) A bumper crop of games listing for...
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In Volume 2, Issue 4, along with news, editorial comment, letters, club contacts and a glossary, you will find... A comparison of all computers under $5000 available on the NZ market A comparison of available printers up to $2000 Review of the Comex 35 Review of the Spectravideo 318 Review of the Oric 1 Catalogue for the Christchurch Computer Show A report from the Tokyo Microcomputer Show A report from the Learning in the Computer Age Exhibiton A special crossword for computer buffs Programs...
Topics: computer, software, disk, poke, basic, commodore, lor, graphics, disk drive, bbc, colour genie,...
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In Volume 3, Issue 7, along with news, editorial comment, book reviews, letters, club contacts and a glossary, you will find... An interview with Steve Wozniak (part 2) Telecommunications Videotext - What is it? Why and wherefore of modems Tapping the Bulletin Boards Review of the Amstrad CPC464 Review of the Osborne Vixen Review of the Sperry PC Review of the ACT Apricot Model F1 Open Access and a comparison of four Integrated Packages A Chinese word processor on the BBC A teacher swaps the...
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In Volume 5, Issue 3 along with letters, the bookclub and classifieds you will find... News, gossip and snippits from the industry A review of the NEC APC IV A review of the Acorn BBC Master Compact A review of two laser printers - the Canon LBP-8 and Richo LP4080R A review of Turbo Prolog A review of Data Access Corporation Dataflex - a multiuser database Methods to manage foreign exchange exposure Education - Computers and the curriculum review Tips for CAD users Rural computing Buying...
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In Volume 2, Issue 5, along with news, editorial comment, letters, club contacts and a glossary, you will find... First annual Bits and Bytes Index Predictions for 1984 A comparison of all computers between $5000-$12,000 on the NZ market Who qualifies for the new tax break Import duty on programs Computers in schools for 1984 Review of the Texas Instruments 99/4A Review of the Franklin Ace 1200 Review of the Sega SC3000 Review of the Sharp PC-1401 handheld Review of the Epson FX80 printer...
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In Volume 4, Issue 5 along with letters, the bookclub and classifieds you will find... News, gossip and snippits from the industry Review of the Phillips Yes Review of the Panasonic Executive Partner Review of the Perfect Software suite Multiuser micros - The next wave Guidelines from teachers on school purchases Hardware survey - Computers under $4000 Index to Bits and Bytes Volume 3: September '84 to August '85 Micros at Work - Businesses at the crossroads Machine language - Do-it-yourself...
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In Volume 4, Issue 1, along with news, editorial comment, book reviews, and letters, you will find... Computex - An interactive on-line service Hard disk storage for the Macintosh The MSX revolution - Review of the Sony Hi-Bit and the Yamaha CX5M Music Computer Review of the Sharp MZ 5600 Review of the Juki 2200 - A typewriter and printer Software review of Jazz - the integrated package for the Macintosh Software review - Mousecalc for the Apple II Software review - Sorcer's magic Software...
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In Volume 2, Issue 3, along with news, editorial comment, letters, club contacts and a glossary, you will find... A comparison of all portables available on the NZ market Review of the NZ-made Proteus (From the folks that bought us the Poly) Review of the Casio PB100 Handheld Review of the Cromemco C-10 small business machine Details on a robot mouse contest A personal story of how young children take to micros at home The microcomputer scene in Japan A report on the Computer Society's National...
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In Volume 4, Issue 8 along with letters, the bookclub and classifieds you will find... News, gossip and snippits from the industry A review of the Compaq Portable II A review of the Kaypro 2000 LCD Laptop Multiuser systems - A perusal of PICK A review of Fastback: A very fast, floppy back-up of a hard disk The PC86 catalogue and seminar programme Pascal Programming - For beginners and experts Micros at work - All-in-one accounting software/MicroLab Commodore going for the business market...
Topics: ibm, software, computer, bytes, commodore, auckland, screen, disk, data, program, personal...
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In Volume 4, Issue 3, along with news, editorial comment, book reviews and letters, you will find... Personal Computer World Show - We were there! Price War - Opening shots from Commodore Review of the IBM JX Review of the Amstrad 6128 Review of the Spectravideo X'press Review of the Nimbus (PC-Clone) Review of Opus Disk Drives for the Spectrum Software review - An adventure game for computer classes Computer competition for a C-64 pack Toolbox: Filling in the gaps of our BASIC database...
Topics: software, computer, ibm, bytes, disk, commodore, program, programs, graphics, basic, machine...
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In Volume 5, Issue 1 along with letters, the bookclub and classifieds you will find... News, gossip and snippits from the industry A review of the Olivetti AT A review of the Sperry PC/IT 1986 Christchurch Computer Show Catalogue The business user's dilemma. A review of PIPS III Review of Profax - Integrated accounting at its best Working partners for the Commodore 128. Reviews of: Swiftcalc 128 Data Manager 128 WordWriter 128 Domesday: Geography (and much else) will never be the same (article)...
Topics: software, ibm, disk, program, data, systems, bytes, computer, hard disk, programs, wide range, ibm...
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In Volume 3, Issue 5, along with news, editorial comment, book reviews, letters, club contacts and a glossary, you will find... Buyers Guide part 3 - Computers over $7000 Predictions for 1985 An article on the cluttered world of IBM compatibility The Dick Smith kitset Mega Modem Review of the Wang Professional Computer Review of the Sanyo MB 777 Portable Review of the Commodore 16 Columns for Apple: Snake gets good press and IIC has mice Atari: Close encounter of the Joust kind BBC: Where to...
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In Volume 3, Issue 4, along with news, editorial comment, letters, club contacts and a glossary, you will find... Buyers Guide part 2 - Computers from $2000 to $7000 Turbo Pascal Superbase 64 for the Commodore 64 Sales Tax slashed Review of the Apple IIc Review of the Zenith Z150PC Review of the Morrow MDII For Beginners - Peripherals A Xmas holiday program special Columns for Atari A taste of pieman Battle with the mad bomber BBC: Logo and Pascal Commodore 64 Do-it-yourself Autorun Mixed bag...
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In Volume 3, Issue 1 (also wrongly called Volume 2, Issue 12 in the magazine), along with news, editorial comment, letters, club contacts and a glossary, you will find... Intergrated Packages - Lotus 1-2-3 Sorting with dBASE II A study guide for teachers of computer education More C64 business software Review of the Epson PX-8 Review of the NEC Pinwriter P1 Review of the Super 5-CP80 Wellington Polytechnic looks at computing for the handicapped Columns for IBM: More Word Processing Macintosh:...
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In Volume 5, Issue 4 along with letters, the bookclub and classifieds you will find... News, gossip and snippits from the industry A review of the Ergo Macro-88 A review of the Commodore 64C A review of the Amstrad PC 1512 A review of the Star NX-10 printer A review of Delta Technology's Direct Access A review of Paul Mace's MACE+, a series of disk utilities A review of Software Publishing Coporation's First Choice integrated package for business Methods of valuing ordinary shares (Part 1) A...
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In Volume 3, Issue 6, along with news, editorial comment, book reviews, letters, club contacts and a glossary, you will find... An interview with Steve Wozniak (part 1) A review of Framework, an integrated suit of applications Review of the Sinclair QL Review of the Tandy 1000 Review of the TMC - A Single Board CP/M computer system Advice on avoiding trouble with disks Learning with Logo Computer Jargon. Using the right word is important Columns for Apple: Defending Sandy Atari: A gun-war game...
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In Volume 4, Issue 11 along with letters, the bookclub and classifieds you will find... News, gossip and snippits from the industry A review of the Atari 520ST Multi-users: A review of the operating system THEOS A review of Excel for the Macintosh A DSIR review of the New Zealand Software industry A review of the Mircobee-Mitac Portable PC The quest for the Euro-Micro (and why there isn't one) The case for wider computer access The Ins and Outs of machine language Questions and Answers Pascal...
Topics: software, program, disk, bytes, user, basic, graphics, computer, auckland, atari, hardware review,...
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In Volume 2, Issue 10, along with news, editorial comment, letters, club contacts and a glossary, you will find... The great white elephant paper : Part 2 A look at the Meridian business package for the Commodore 64 K'man, a new package with potential Review of the Tandy 100 and NEC 8201a Review of the Dick Smith Cat Review of the ICL Personal Review of the Fairmate cassette deck A comparison of spreadsheets Projection for the future from a top HP researcher Disks 4: How DOS keeps track of...
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In Volume 5, Issue 2 along with letters, the bookclub and classifieds you will find... News, gossip and snippits from the industry A review of the TeleCAT-286 A review of the Toshiba T3100 Muti-User: UNIX A review of Startstuff's pop-up desk tools A review of Cambridge Spreadsheet Analyst A review of GEOS on the Commodore 64 Micros vs mainframes A review of the Thron-EMI 9800 tape drive CAD/CAM - Where has it been and where is it going? A review of the Amiga Draw package for CAD Roundup of...
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In Volume 4, Issue 2, along with news, editorial comment, book reviews, letters, club contacts and a glossary, you will find... PC Manufacturers compete in the classroom Logging onto bulletin boards and Pestel Videotext and electronic banking Review of the Brother WP600 electronic typewriter Review of the Microbee - Aiming at New Zealand Schools Review of the Computerphone Software review - Managing Home Accounts Assembly language programming using CP/M A minimal database in BASIC The use of...
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In Volume 2, Issue 7, along with news, editorial comment, letters, club contacts and a glossary, you will find... Four articles with a telecomputing theme; A bulletin board experiment in Auckland Wellington bulletin board plans Phreakery in America Modems A report on the 32-bit age Good old BASIC What's happening with computing in Primary schools Hardware reviews namely; The Acorn Electron The Pencil II The Digital Rainbow The Amust Portable Support columns for the Apple - Bit Stik IBM - PC...
Topics: computer, software, disk, bytes, program, computers, bbc, programs, bonus, commodore, disk drives,...
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In Volume 2, Issue 6, along with news, editorial comment, letters, club contacts and a glossary, you will find... A review of the HP 150 touch screen A review of the Macintosh The application software that comes with the Lisa A review of the Zenith Z-100 A comparison of two daisy wheel printer Computers in schools for 1984 An article on computer languages Disk drive mysteries revealed Tips on writing adventure games PILOT explained Programs for the System 80/TRS-80, Vic 20, Commodore 64, ZX81,...
Topics: computer, bonus, disk, program, bbc, earn, programs, software, disk drive, user, bbc micro, word...
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In Volume 2, Issue 8, along with news, editorial comment, letters, club contacts and a glossary, you will find... Plotters available in New Zealand Computing for astrologers Independent importers get up the nose of national computer distributors Telecomputing - Krackowicz, daddy of the pirates Are you entitled to the 10% sales tax rebate? Artificial Intelligence - Quest for an intelligent machine Education - Games as a tool in the classroom Review of the Casio FP-200 handheld Review of the...
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In Volume 4, Issue 6 along with letters, the bookclub and classifieds you will find... News, gossip and snippits from the industry Review of the Sharp PC7000 Review of the BBC 128 Review of the Amstrad 8256 Word Processor Review of the Atari 130XE Review of the package Newsroom Review of the accounting package Attache A comprehensive look at computers in schools Hardware survey part 2 - Computers between $4000-$12,000 Multiuser systems - Part II Insiders column from distrubutors and dealers...
Topics: software, ibm, computer, programs, bytes, commodore, operating, disk, bundled, numeric, hire...
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In Volume 4, Issue 7 along with letters, the bookclub and classifieds you will find... News, gossip and snippits from the industry A Review of several Asian PC clones (Ergo, DSE-Multitech, TS 1000 and White Knight) Review of the Zenith ZF-171 Laptop Review of Borland's Reflex analytical database software Multiuser systems - Part III - Review of the BOS from BOS Software What is Pascal? Beware of the benchmark (an Insider's comment) Micros at work - Reviewing computer systems Machine Language -...
Topics: software, program, programs, computer, save, basic, bytes, ibm, data, disk, disk drive, wide range,...
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In Volume 2, Issue 1, along with news, editorial comment, letters, club contacts and a glossary, you will find... Telecommunications for the NZ micro user Three articles on computer education Review of the Colour Genie Review of the VZ200 A colour, graphics and sound card, and other add-ons for the System 80 A review of two speech synthesizers Multiplan spreadsheet software reviewed An article on how to de-bug A report from the U.S. National Computer Conference Farm Software - Controlling...
Topics: computer, software, tho, graphics, computers, bbc, programs, program, disk, lor, disk drives, bonus...
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In Issue Six, along with editorial comment, letters, club contacts and a glossary, you will find... Tips on using cassette tape for storage The Hitachi MB-6890 (Hitachi Peach), the Apple III and the Microbee all reviewed A preview of the new micros from IBM and ICL Microcomputers on the farm - How they can help with the business Education Department's report on Micros for schools Microcomputers in Business - Evaluating vendor reports Micros in the pharmacy Basic BASIC (part 5) A bit more about...
Topics: computer, program, programs, software, disk, cassette, ram, apple, data, memory, machine code, disk...
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In Issue Seven, along with editorial comment, letters, club contacts and a glossary, you will find... Review of the IBM PC and the NEC PC8000 NZ-made disk drive for the System-80 Sord's PIPS III Memory pages Software reviews: Multiploy for the Apple II and games for the VIC-20 The mechanics of a network Why farmers should use computers ZX-81 and Pascal book reviews Basic BASIC (part 6) Clip-on path to better graphics Support columns for the Atari (A-Mazing game) Apple II Vic 20 (graphic game)...
Topics: computer, disk, graphics, ibm, program, bbc, software, print, basic, programs, personal computers,...
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In Volume 3, Issue 10, along with news, editorial comment, book reviews, letters, club contacts and a glossary, you will find... Part 2 of the annual printer round-up Review of the XT-compatible Commodore PC10 Review of the Innova 800k drive for the Apple II+ Review of the Star Gemini SG10 printer Part 2 of Networking explained Adam Osborne's message to the software industry Storage and variables in machine language Exhibition catalogue for the Wellington Computer Show Columns for Atari: Notes...
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In Volume 2, Issue 11, along with news, editorial comment, letters, club contacts and a glossary, you will find... A guide to Word Processing software Computers for business forecasting. Humans can do better C64 business software Review of the TI professional and speech synthesis and recognition package Review of the Tandy 2000 Review of the Eagle Spirit XL Review of Pulsar's Little Big Board. A do-it-youself CP/M machine Educational package Plato in the classroom Operating Systems Disks 5:...
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In Volume 2, Issue 2, along with news, editorial comment, letters, club contacts and a glossary, you will find... Review of the JR100 Review of the NEC APC Review of the Epson QX10 Review of the FP1000 An article on 16-bit machines Artifical Intelligence Bar coding with handhelds Helping children to spell with a Microbee The System '83 show in Auckland Tips on writing BASIC programs Support columns for the Commodore 64 (internal clock and customised characters) Spectrum (Hi-Res colour) Apple...
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In Volume 3, Issue 3, along with news, editorial comment, letters, club contacts and a glossary, you will find... Buyers Guide part 1 - Computers under $2000 Intergrated Packages - Symphony, the successor to Lotus 1,2,3 New Forge and Poly 2 educational software packages Version 7 of Charter business software series released Review of the Hewlett Packard 110 portable Review of the Kaypro 10 For Beginners - Sorting out data Three great competitions for Apple, Spectrum and Commodore 64 Columns for...
Topics: commodore, computer, software, disk, programs, earn, bonus, graphics, program, price, word...
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In Issue Five, along with editorial comment, letters, club contacts and a glossary, you will find... Handhelds - One user's experience and a review of the Casio FX-702P The ATC Sirus reviewed The Epson HX-20 reviewed Duty and tax issues Microcomputers on the farm - Examples The role of networks in school (part 1) Microcomputers in Business - How to put in request for a proposal (RFP) Basic BASIC (part 4) Core Memory Alternative languages for graphics Reviews on books on COBOL, word processing...
Topics: computer, print, program, disk, software, data, microcomputer, graphics, sirius, auckland, disk...
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In Issue Nine, along with editorial comment, letters, club contacts and a glossary, you will find... A review of the Dick Smith Wizzard and Olivetti M20 An article on Visicalc A list of farm software Computer jargon unpacked How the CPU addresses memory What's happening in the USA and Britain The Australian computer show Auckland microcomputer show preview Micros in primary schools Basic BASIC (part 8) Book Reviews Support columns for the Apple (Arrays) System 80/TRS80 (reptile rambling) ZX-81...
Topics: computer, software, disk, microcomputer, programs, commodore, bbc, program, operating system, data,...
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In Issue Ten, along with editorial comment, letters, club contacts and a glossary, you will find... A sales tax update Review of the Sinclair Spectrum and the BMC 800 Review of the Compute Mate, a printer under $1000 Supercalc reviewed Software for solicitors What's happening internationally Report on a robotic seminar Auckland microcomputer show preview Computer studies in one NZ school Software use in primary schools Boom in farming microcomputing - or not? Basic BASIC (part 9) CPU Addressing...
Topics: computer, software, bytes, tho, auckland, programs, disk, program, micro, bbc, machine language,...
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In Volume 3, Issue 8, along with news, editorial comment, book reviews, letters, club contacts and a glossary, you will find... The start of a series on accounting software PC 85 Exhibition catalogue Review of the NEC APC III Review of Panasonic's Senior Partner Review of Commodore Plus 4 Filevision database manager The minimal impact of the computer in schools Machine Language for the 6502 processor Columns for Apple: An Appleworks love affair Atari: Graphic excellence BBC: Microtext v...
Topics: computer, software, auckland, ibm, disk, zealand, commodore, programs, bytes, data, senior partner,...
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In Volume 4, Issue 9 along with letters, the bookclub and classifieds you will find... News, gossip and snippits from the industry A PC 86 show report A Review of the Amiga Review of Osbourne Software's VP-Planner Review of Micropro's Easy word processor Multiuser systems - AMPS Home micro market in the UK. Going, gone? (Article) Steve Wozniak and Andy Hertzfeld interview Micros at work - How to assess computer needs Questions and Answers section Machine Language - Notes on the Riteman C+...
Topics: software, amiga, bytes, ibm, disk, program, commodore, computer, data, apple, hardware review,...
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In Volume 3, Issue 2, along with news, editorial comment, letters, club contacts and a glossary, you will find... Intergrated Packages - The "Windows" concept and Visi On Computer help for a "one man band" - a personal experience A home banking business trial The New Zealand Computer Education Society A Preview of the Sinclair QL Review of the TRS-80 Model 4P Review of Memotech's MTX-500 Review of the IBM PC Portable Review of Multitech's MIC-504 Review of the Olivetti...
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In Volume 3, Issue 11, along with news, editorial comment, book reviews and letters you will find... Review of the Amstrad CPC664 Review of the Bondwell Model 16 Review of the Hewlett Packard Integral PC Review of the BC Micro Speech Synth Card for the Apple II+ or IIe Serious Graphics for Business A look at the Cashlink accounting system Some outstanding Apple II programs from Otakou software Reader-submiitted programs Machine language column - Indexing addresses Toolbox - Turn you expensive...
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In Volume 2, Issue 9, along with news, editorial comment, letters, club contacts and a glossary, you will find... A second printer round up The great white elephant report - a discussion on the secret 1982 Government evaluation of microcomputer for schools A first look at graphics, sprites and all Review of the Dick Smith's IBM Lookalike - The Dick Smith Challenger Review of the Atari 600XL and 800XL Review of the SORD IS-II Disks 3: Operating Systems Programs for the Spectavideo TRS-80 Colour...
Topics: printer, computer, graphics, print, bytes, programs, program, software, commodore, std, character...
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In Volume 4, Issue 10 along with letters, the bookclub and classifieds you will find... News, gossip and snippits from the industry A review of the Data General One (Model II) A review of the Toshiba T1100 An article on a NZ software award winner: Soft-Tech U.K. Report 2: Micros joined with video graphics Micros at work - A business perspective A review of the Star SG 10 dot matrix printer A review of Superscript for the C64 Catalogue for the 1986 Wellington Computer Show In praise of networks...
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In Issue Eleven, along with editorial comment, letters, club contacts and a glossary, you will find... A few articles on Wordprocessing Review of the Sord M5 Review of the Franklin Ace 1000 Printer Mannsemann Tally MT160L reviewed Software reviews including two kiwi games for the Vic 20 International news How computer science might help cricket umpires Tips on de-bugging Programming tips Picking a computer for your farm The history of CP/M Calcstar, a CP/M spreadsheet Review of an educational...
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Specifications of New Zealand's own Poly microcomputer and several articles about the Poly vrs Apple fight for the NZ school market. A feature on the Kellogg farm software unit at Lincoln College (now Lincoln University) (Articles on Farm software were regular features in NZ Bit & Bytes in the early days.) An article on the ins and outs of computer graphics A BASIC program listing for mixing people at social functions Reports on a Micro show in Auckland A micro enthusiasts guide to micro...
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In Volume 3, Issue 9, along with news, editorial comment, book reviews, letters, club contacts and a glossary, you will find... Annual printer round up of dot matrix printers Review of the Spectravideo 728 Review of the NCR PC 41 Networking explained Online databases The hard decisions when changing your computer A toolbox of routines for programming Using machine language from BASIC Columns for Apple: Asian pirates crack the Apple IIe Atari: Blue Max BBC: Mousing about and Betabase reply...
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In Issue Four, along with editorial comment, letters, club contacts and a glossary, you will find... Microcomputers on the farm Small business computing and designing business software The world of adventure games Radio Shack Colour Computer reviewed More on binary language Report on a consumer electronics show How to treat a hard disk Book reviews Graphic utilities Support columns for the PET/Vic 20 System 80/TRS80 (Speeding up programs) ZX-81 (A homework checker, cassette record and...
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In Issue Eight, along with editorial comment, letters, club contacts and a glossary, you will find... A report on DBASE II Financial modelling packages Setting up a computerised system Gemstock for a Sord. A jeweller's tale Two business consultants share their views A review of the Commodore 64 Why are computers so expensive in New Zealand? A cost-benefit analysis of computers down on the farm Computer camps Network options for schools An article on the thirst for computer knowledge Basic BASIC...
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In Issue Two, along with editorial comment, letters, club contacts and a glossary, you will find... An article on how micros can help dentists and doctors Some news about the fledgling NZ software industry Reports on the latest computer shows Details of a national school software competition How one school is lending pupils micros to take home! An interview with computer publisher Merl Miller Beginner's BASIC (Part 1) First contact with a microcomputer - one man's experience Whodunnit computer...
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In Issue Three along with editorial comment, letters, club contacts and a glossary, you will find... Choosing a small business system, designing business software and personal experience tales from accountants using microcomputers Reviews on the BBC and the Microprofessor Preview of the Epson HX-10 Game listings like Alien Destroyer for the Apple II and Minefield for the ZX-81 Beginner's BASIC (Part 2) An article on machine language ZX-81 school competition More on computer graphics More on the...
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